A man is still on the loose after he lashed out and punched a Burger King employee.
Police were called to the Leach St fast food restaurant in New Plymouth about 8.55pm on Thursday following reports of an assault.
A police media spokeswoman said a Burger King staff member had been struck in the face by a male.
“The person who was punched didn’t have any injuries luckily,” she said.
She said the alleged offender was well known to staff at the restaurant as he was a regular customer.
However, no arrest had been made yet as officers had not been able to locate him.
A search of the nearby area was carried out but it was unsuccessful, she said.
CCTV footage would be reviewed by police as part of its ongoing investigation.